La Palma Airport

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La Palma Airport

Aeropuerto de La Palma
Aena La Palma.svg
La Palma Airport R01.jpg
Summary
Airport typePublic
Owner/OperatorAena
ServesLa Palma
LocationBreña Baja and Villa de Mazo
Elevation AMSL33 m / 108 ft
Coordinates28°37′35″N 017°45′20″W / 28.62639°N 17.75556°W / 28.62639; -17.75556Coordinates: 28°37′35″N 017°45′20″W / 28.62639°N 17.75556°W / 28.62639; -17.75556
Map
SPC is located in Canary Islands
SPC
SPC
Location of airport in Canary Islands
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
18/36 2,200 7,218 Asphalt
Statistics (2018)
Passengers1.420.277 Increase9.0%
Operations22.033 Increase24.1%
Cargo (t)565 Decrease8.4%
Source: Spanish AIP at EUROCONTROL,[1] Aena[2][3]

La Palma Airport (Spanish: Aeropuerto de La Palma) (IATA: SPC, ICAO: GCLA) is an airport located in Breña Baja and Villa de Mazo, 8 km (5.0 mi) south of the city of Santa Cruz de La Palma on La Palma in the Canary Islands.[1] It is operated by Aeropuertos Españoles y Navegación Aérea (AENA), who operate the majority of civil airports in Spain.

The airport is served mainly by Binter Canarias and CanaryFly with island-hopping flights from Tenerife and Gran Canaria, but there are flights to the main Europe cities and charter flights from mainland Europe such as Germany, United Kingdom, Scandinavia and the Netherlands. In 2018, the airport had 1,420,277 passengers in the 22,033 operations handled. Cargo traffic totalled 565 tonnes.[4]

New terminal[edit]

Terminal interior
Airport overview

A new terminal building opened in July 2011, giving the airport an ultimate capacity of 3 million passengers per year. The new terminal has 25 check-in desks, 4 baggage carousels, and 9 boarding gates. The new terminal is farther back than the old terminal, meaning that apron space is maximised. There are still no plans to build a taxiway parallel to the runway, so aircraft still have to backtaxi on the runway, limiting capacity to 10 operations per hour. The airport also has a new control tower.[5]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

AirlinesDestinations
Binter Canarias Gran Canaria, Tenerife–North, Tenerife–South
Seasonal: Fuerteventura, Lanzarote
CanaryFly Gran Canaria, Tenerife–North
Condor Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Leipzig, Munich, Stuttgart
Corendon Airlines Basel/Mulhouse, Dusseldorf, Münster, Nuremberg
easyJet Berlin, London-Gatwick, Paris-Charles de Gaulle
Edelweiss Air Zurich
Enter Air Seasonal charter: Katowice, Warsaw-Chopin
Eurowings Berlin, Cologne/Bonn, Düsseldorf, Hamburg, Stuttgart
Flyr Oslo-Gardermoen
Iberia Madrid
Iberia Express Madrid
Ryanair Barcelona, Madrid (both end 29 October 2022)
Seasonal: Santiago de Compostela (ends 28 October 2022)
Transavia Amsterdam
TUI Airways Birmingham, London–Gatwick, Manchester
TUI fly Belgium Brussels
TUI fly Deutschland Dusseldorf, Frankfurt, Hannover, Munich, Stuttgart
TUI fly Netherlands Seasonal: Amsterdam, Eindhoven
Vueling Barcelona
Seasonal: Bilbao, Paris–Orly

Incidents[edit]

The 2021 Cumbre Vieja volcanic eruption on La Palma caused the airport to temporarily shut down operations.[6]

Statistics[edit]

Annual passenger traffic at SPC airport. See Wikidata query.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "EAD Basic - Error Page". www.ead.eurocontrol.int.
  2. ^ "Estadísticas - Aeropuertos Españoles - aena.es". www.aena.es.
  3. ^ "Presentación - Aeropuerto de La Palma - Aena.es". www.aena.es.
  4. ^ "La Palma Airport: Introduction". AENA. Retrieved 3 December 2016.
  5. ^ Some infrastructural data are from an old AENA website page that is no longer available. General airport information from AENA as of 2015 is here: La Palma Airport SPC 2015
  6. ^ "Volcano island flights resume after ash closed airport".

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